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60+, semi-retired, from a corner of a red state in the PNW

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Sadly, this is another example of humans doing what humans do

Fuck things up just because they can, I guess. Worry about it later, if any worry is to be given. Didn't the Chinese try the same thing several years ago with about the same results?

Satellites for GPS, communication, observation, agriculture, etc. all could suffer because of this bonehead move. Maybe we'll be forced to relearn and start using old school land surveying and navigation techniques. What about aviation? It's like we're slowly being driven back to the ground to where we started by ill-advised pursuits, and we haven't been treating Mother Earth to damn well either. No time for soaring when we've got military-corpo-industrial stonehumpers driving our bus to oblivion.

I'm just sick of this "Hold my beer, watch this" mentality. Lowest fucking common denominator is what we seem to be striving for.

end o'rant.

Thanks for your post - it says a lot.

Change, that constant of life, has sped up IMO. We've been exponentially accelerating into a future with only the linear brakes of human experience to check that speed.

Or another way: We have been allowing technology and change to try humanity on for size rather than the other way around. We, as people, need to be making the decision on whether the style and fit of our new shoes are suitable before the journey, not afterwards. Right now, those shoes are garish and much too big for our feet.

"..."regret falling short" of the patient's expectations.""

It sounds like they're placing blame on the patient. It's not only the patient's expectations.

How about societal expectations and
moral expectations and
human expectations and
common sense expectations and
cultural expectations and
professional expectations and
institutional expectations and
historical expectations and

this list could go on and on. If "corporations are people", Kaiser fell short of being part of the human race here. This is what chasing corporate wealth for the stockholder's benefit looks like. It's fucking wealth management they're practicing, not health management.

"...I will find it necessary to adjust your enviroment..." -Judge Amy Berman Jackson

Heh, heh.

I heard those stark words a couple of days ago from a radio report on the Roger Stone hearing, and finally had time to look up a transcript of it. Holy Cow, the judge pretty much read Stone and his attorneys the riot act and was very clear as to the consequences if Stone or anyone on his behalf decide to start blabbing about the upcoming trial.

The transcript is a long read but worth it to see Roger Stone and counsel squirming under some tough questioning. It was a delight to imagine being there listening in.

transcript here:


I think this ease of research has a drawback: memory and comprehension

It seems and for whatever reason, when you did have to go to the library, that effort "imprinted" on your memory more permanently. Whatever you learned stayed with you for a longer time. Maybe it's because of the process of reading, and then summarizing by writing it all down? Even today it seems like I hold onto stuff longer if I write it down, pencil and paper.

I'm in my mid-sixties and beside any memory deficits due to age, I'm convinced that I don't retain things as long if I pick them up online. I can't be the only one who has dug into something, then six months later did the same thing, sometimes not even remembering I'd previously looked it up.

The paradox for me is did I remember something better using older methods or because of a younger, more pliable mind? Is why I forget things today because of dwindling mental capacity or the ease of researching it? You don't have to commit to memory if it's so easy to look up, right? What would the educational psychologists out there in DU land say about that?

Today, I'd have a hard time giving up online searches. But then again, a reasonably well-stocked home reference library is quite the value too. There's just nothing like having the smell and feel of a book in your hands.

My two cents or sense or cense or scents

+1. What you said:

"The MSM will repeat the ridiculous crap over and over again. It is Democrats' job to nip it in the bud and deflect attention to actual issues and the plethora of very real scandals on the right."

I'm coming to believe that we are fighting exactly one more opponent than they are and that would be whomever is enabling the MSM. Truth is one thing but as we are learning, it doesn't matter to a large portion of the population.

Head to head, our message can easily overpower their message. However, when we throw something, it might stick for a bit then slide down the wall. When they do, it slides a bit, gains traction, then sprouts legs and takes off covering all the walls. Why is that? Their message seems to be benefiting from some unseen hand(s) and it is far more than the Fox bugle or Chuck Todd's grimy touch.

It's that second, unseen opponent that has been tilting the wheel in their favor and what do we do about that?

Keith Allred was never governor of Idaho. He was once a Democratic nominee.

This National Institute for Civil Discourse is an idea whose time is certainly past due and I would like to see it get some traction.

The MSM has been shoveling coal as fast as they can to keep their hellbound train on time and profitable. Their railroad owners/masters demand it. Call me cynical, but I don't see the average conservative having an interest in braking this toxic train ride by increasing dialogue and understanding. They're just happy to be in the first Pullman because they believe they will get to the destination before us.

Whatever it's called it's simply: common sense/good manners/civility

Somewhere along the line, PC got attached to these qualities so that those for whom the concept is foreign could disparagingly refer to it as PC. Two words with seven syllables. Ooooohhhh, look at them. They be smart.

In fact, when a coarse, redhat-type uses PC in an attempt to negatively discredit an argument, I'll toss something like "So you don't believe good manners are important?" back at them. It will often trip them up enough to begin fumbling for words.

Thanks LC, though painful to watch.

Here are some vague gems from "Nebulous trumpuloosli var. liehisassoffi":

"...tremendous amounts of wall..."
"...very much under budget..."
"...tremendous chunk of wall..."
"...caught 10...over the last very short period of time..."

As in most N. trumpuloosli a simple question of "how much" fails to capture the specimen. Typical of var. liehisassoffi, observational details are impossible because the shared structural functions of the massive malpighian tubuler/alimentary/anus system with the ovipositor are unknown.

Good point. Though he can never remember his lies.

Besides, to him they're not payoffs, they're "simple private transactions".

Multiple, 6 figure, simple and private transactions made in an attempt to keep that limpwick he calls a pecker, appear dry to the pre-election press. Yep, Dry-wood Donnie's dinero's doing double deception dick duty.

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